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of those i was the general manager in boston at there and i am aware of the operating practices there, and it's beston and pick the government center and the green line -- several lines go into the green line and trains frequently switched there. that is just one example. we also reached out after we saw the initial report that said that others did not do switchbacks. we reached out to other transit systems that we listed in our response that owls do switchbacks so again the same caveat. all of the other transit systems will tell you would they prefer not to do switchbacks? yes they would. in some cases, in the case of bart they have tracks and they can do other things but they also do switch backs and schedule them everyday as well, so in our view and base some of our personal experiences and discussions with others, other systems do use switch backs. >> okay. maybe i will ask the grand jury this as well, but from your point of view were these not jurisdictions communicating to them during the course of their investigation? >> i did not see that until the finding so we were brief
boston, seattle, new york, oakland and san jose or santa clara mta. they all had higher scores than muni. muni was on the bottom. we included bart. since they said other systems did it we decided to look at the systems in paris france. it took months to identify the right officials and in this case either the head of operations or the systems schedulinger all but one which was new york agreed to an extensive interview by two of us and per the rules we were not identified. nevertheless of the interviews as described in the report were significant. all transit systems it became clear had multiple systems that were similar and had challenges and all needed to deal with complex traffic, scheduling, and terrain problems uniquely their own, and yet as we had known the san francisco controller's survey had shown all had higher reliability and rider seaferz than muni and we determined that all systems use switchbacks they only did so in cases of equipment break down or emergencies except for one. one system which happened to be the santa clara mta does use switch backs and interesting
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american cities. some to note in front of us are boston, san antonio, los angeles, and new york. new york has the lowest ratio with 4 72 cars for a thousand residents. and again, san francisco is at 6 58. it will be interesting to see how this number declines as we invest in municipal transit and how we plan with the new subway systems coming in. i'd love to take the commission on a walking tour. but with only a few minutes of general public comment, i was going to talk to you guys through a tour of the north side of o'farrell street and o'farrell street is about 24 blocks long. and it starts at grant avenue. i'm going to take the first one grant avenue and call it zero o'farrell street and there we host imporio armani. another high retail store, macy's buildings, block to block, one is entirely macy's. across the street is the central t-line going in there, that's the union square market street stop. and then in the second macy's store there is tommy hilfiger, [speaker not understood] beauty, bakery, pink berry, beauty lapped. -- land. we hit the thai noodle house, [speaker not understoo
.a. and boston and we talk about what we're working on and san francisco is one of the leaders they look up to and how to do it and we are doing things on a national scale people are taking notice of and doing that and i heard a lot of talk, and i come from the private sector so when i first got here one of the questions i got "how is government different from the private sector" from the it standpoint. it's night and day. you have hard time drawing parallels and from the private sector come to government thinking that a lot of our ideas and methods of success in the private sector are directly applicable to how we do work in government, and it's a different problem to solve frankly. it's something i have to relearn frequently that the large company i came from was a large monolithic corporation and 1ceo and pyramid up and trickled and everyone did what they did. government as you know we're are a highly decentralized independently elected, independently operated with our boards and commissions. as much as i would like to say i had the authority or will or desire to cast my will on the
would gladly accept. unbelievable. we've got notre dame, boston college at 5:00 p.m. followed by another issue of "lexus after the game." i'm larry beil. >> coming up next, "abc 7 news" follows up on the evacuation of a peninsula hotel. you will hear from a doctor whose miracle diag >> terry: big story out of washington will directly impact the bank accounts of every american. they are locked in a high stakes duel to prevent taxmageddon. here is the latest from the white house. >> thanks everybody. >> if you listen to the president. >> not every detail of the plan. i'm open to compromise. >> and the speaker of the house. >> everything. everything on the revenue side and on the spending side has to be looked at. >> it sounds like a deal to avoid that fiscal cliff of tax hikes, $3700 for the average family and massive spending cuts all possibly sending us back into recession. it sounded like a deal is possible. >> i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. >> that means more tax money, raising tax rates will slow down our ability to create the jobs that everyone says they want. >
notre dame, boston college and college football at 5:00 p.m. on abc7 followed by another edition of lexus after the game at 8:30. hope to see you then. have great weekend. i'm larry beil. >> coming up next, abc7 news follows up on the evacuation of a peninsula hotel. you will hear from the doctor whose miracle diagnosis triggered it. >> topping our news this half-hour, the election is behind them but the debate between republicans and democrats on taxes is just getting started. president obama meets with congressional leaders next week to decide which americans should get tax cuts and which, if any, should be taxed more. in his weekly address the president says the election showed support for a balanced approach, one that extends tax cuts for the middle class burks , but he won't accept a plan that doesn't ask the wealthiest americans to pay more. republican response from house speaker john boehner said proposed tax hikes on small business owners would cost america hundreds of jobs. >> can't just cut our way to prosperity. if we are serious about reducing the deficit, we have to
happened at all. don't forget, we are have notre dame, boston college and college football at 5:00 p.m. on abc7 followed by another edition of lexus after the game at 8:30. hope to see you then. have great weekend. i'm larry beil. >> coming up next, abc7 news follows up on the evacuation of a peninsula hotel. you will hear from the doctor whose miracle diagnosis triggered it. >> i'm nannette miranda in sacramento. november is carbon monoxide awareness month but many californians don't have an alarm in ♪ just put a little bit of yourself ♪ ♪ in everything you do [ female announcer ] add your own ingredients to hamburger helper for a fresh take on a quick, delicious meal. it's one box with hundreds of possibilities. progresso. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon... creamy cheese... 100 calories... [ chef ] ma'am [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >> topping our news this half-hour, the election is behind them but the debate between republicans and democrats on taxes is just getting start
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